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List of Programs


The Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs and initiatives in various areas, including corrections, courts, drugs and substance use, forensic sciences, law enforcement, mental health, and tribal justice. View a list below or use the Search Filters feature to conduct a keyword search of programs.

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Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab

The Knowledge Lab is an innovative endeavor designed to assist law enforcement agencies, communities, and researchers in promoting public safety through constitutional policing and stronger community relationships.

Law Enforcement Planning for Major Events

When law enforcement executives are tasked with managing a large-scale event, they can maximize their efforts by learning from other agencies and adopting proven practices. Too often, past lessons learned are not documented in a clear and concise manner. BJA is working to provide the field with resources and tools to address this information gap.

Mass Violence Advisory Initiative

The Mass Violence Advisory Initiative equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

This program supports state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes.

Mental Health Courts Program

This program funds projects that seek to mobilize communities to implement innovative, collaborative efforts that bring systemwide improvements to the way the needs of adults with mental disabilities or illnesses are addressed.

National Center on Restorative Justice

The National Center on Restorative Justice educates and trains the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders, advances knowledge through data and research, and supports training for the criminal justice field.

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

NMVTIS is designed to prevent various types of automobile theft and fraud by providing an electronic means for verifying and exchanging title, brand, theft, and other data among state motor vehicle titling agencies, law enforcement officials, consumers, and other authorized users of the system.

National Public Safety Partnership

Coordinated by BJA, the U.S. Department of Justice's National Public Safety Partnership was launched to help communities suffering from serious violent crime problems to build up their capacity to fight crime.

National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

This initiative helps law enforcement and prosecutors address the challenges associated with unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) and reduce the number of unsubmitted SAKs in their jurisdictions.

Pay for Success

This program provides funding and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal governments to convert or enter into performance- and outcomes-based contracts for reentry and permanent supportive housing services.

Performance Measures

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is required to set clear program goals and collect performance measures data to demonstrate achievement of those goals.

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

This program funds states, units of local government, and public institutions of higher education to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction case identification, case review, evidence location, and DNA testing in violent felony cases (as defined by state law) where the results of such testing might show actual innocence.

Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP)

PIECP programs place people who are incarcerated in realistic work environments, pay them prevailing wages, and give them a chance to develop marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment on release.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

This program provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized tribes for demonstration projects within confinement settings, including adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections facilities, law enforcement lockups and other temporary holding facilities, and tribal detention facilities.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

Designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, this program's effectiveness depends upon the ongoing coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies working together with the communities they serve and engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney in all 94 districts.